The Crypto.com Arena plays host to a Western Conference matchup between the LA Lakers (31-34) and Memphis Grizzlies (38-25) on Tuesday. Going into the game, the Memphis Grizzlies occupy the conference’s second seed, nine places ahead of the LA Lakers, who are 11th. Fans could be in for a treat as these two high-scoring teams battle it out for what could be one of the best games of the season.
Form LA Lakers
The LA Lakers are coming off an impressive 113-105 victory over the Golden State Warriors. The win extended their excellent form, leaving them with a 6-4 record for their last 10 games.
The LA Lakers have been one of the NBA’s most prolific scoring teams this season. Entering Tuesday’s matchup, the hosts are averaging 116.7 points per game. On the other side, the home defense has been middle-of-the-pack, allowing 112.2 points on average in the last five contests and 117.6 points across the season.
Last year, the LA Lakers failed to qualify for the playoffs after a 33-49 regular season. They ended up 11th in the Western Conference and fourth in the Pacific Division. Their chances of reaching postseason play this season don’t look good either, with the home side 31-34 so far.
The LA Lakers enter their latest game with 3 players sidelined: LeBron James, D’Angelo Russell, and Mohamed Bamba.
Form Memphis Grizzlies
The LA Clippers handed the Memphis Grizzlies a second straight defeat in a 135-129 beating last time out, leaving the visitors 6-4 from their past ten games and 1-4 in the last five on the road.
The Memphis Grizzlies average 115.8 points per contest, putting them near the middle of the pack among NBA teams for most points. Defensively, the away team has restricted opponents to 112 points per game on average and 116.1 points on the road.
The Memphis Grizzlies are living up to their role as a genuine postseason contender. Last year, they made it to the Western Conference semi-finals. They have a 38-25 record for the current regular season, placing them first in the Southwest Division and second in the conference itself after 63 games.
Steven Adams, Brandon Clarke, Jake LaRavia, and Vince Williams Jr. are all carrying injuries going into the latest Memphis Grizzlies game.
The Memphis Grizzlies were able to avenge their 122-121 defeat against the LA Lakers in January 2023 by winning the latest meeting between the two teams 121-109 at the FedExForum. Both teams have failed to claim the upper hand in this series in recent years, having claimed five wins apiece from their previous ten matchups
In their past ten head-to-head games, the LA Lakers pulled off 107 points on average per game, whereas Memphis Grizzlies managed 109.5 points per match.
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- Moneyline (ML): Memphis Grizzlies (+110) | LA Lakers (-130)
- Against the spread (ATS): Memphis Grizzlies +2.0 (-105) | LA Lakers -2.0 (-115)
- Over/Under (O/U): 226.0 (-110) | (-110)
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Take the LA Lakers to win (1.77) on the moneyline.
The LA Lakers are on an impressive run of form. Their 113-105 win over the Golden State Warriors improved their record for the last 10 games to 6-4 last time out. They’re favorites to add another victory to their haul on Tuesday, with -130 odds on the moneyline. This implies there is a 57% chance of a home win. The Memphis Grizzlies have +110 moneyline odds for a road win. Unfortunately, they have been struggling when they play away from home lately, dropping nine of their last ten road games. Their most recent game resulted in a 135-129 defeat by the LA Clippers.
Take the LA Lakers (-130) to win outright on the moneyline for the upcoming match at the Crypto.com Arena. They look the better pick of the two sides, having gone 6-4 in the last ten matches and 31-34 for the season.
Against the Spread
Betting on the LA Lakers -2.0 (1.87) is our favorite play for this matchup.
Oddsmakers have listed the LA Lakers as slight 2-point favorites over the Memphis Grizzlies, indicating that we could be in for a close contest between two equally balanced teams. They’ve won four of their last five home encounters in this series, averaging a 6.5-point differential in their favor.
This season, the LA Lakers have gone 31-32-1 ATS in all games. Their record at the Crypto.com Arena is 16-15 ATS. The hosts are 5-5 ATS from their past ten games at the Crypto.com Arena, going 6-4 ATS in their last ten games overall.
In four of the last five games, the Memphis Grizzlies covered the spread. Their record is 30-30-2 ATS for the season. The visitors are 3-7 ATS from their ten most recent road trips, as well as 6-4 ATS in their last ten games overall.
Total over 226.0 (1.91) is our pick on the total.
Based on their head-to-head record, the LA Lakers and the Memphis Grizzlies look primed for a low-scoring affair. Both sides haven’t produced too many points in their ten most recent matchups. They averaged 216.5 points between them but did manage 234 points in the last five at the Crypto.com Arena.
For this latest LA Lakers-Memphis Grizzlies matchup, the oddsmakers have set the total line at 226.0. This is 1.0 points higher than the combined 225 points the two teams managed in their last five meetings.
The LA Lakers went under in their last five games at the Crypto.com Arena. Their home record is 13-18 O/U. The hosts have gone 17-12 O/U in their most recent matchups against Southwest teams and 2-8 O/U in their last ten games overall.
The Memphis Grizzlies have gone 26-35 O/U for the season. The total went under in six of their last seven games. Going on the road doesn’t always seem to produce the expected number of points for the Memphis Grizzlies. The total has gone under in three of the past five matchups away from home.